Experience the essence of Italy in the hills of the famed Castelli Romani, as you soak up the rich history and enjoy a wine tasting in this tour from Rome.You will visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. With 200 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and caverns lined with french oak barrels, this is a treasure to behold. Your guide will reveal the secrets of traditional wine making used here from antiquity through to the modern day. They will explain how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture, andnd you will also learn why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all.After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, you will take part to guided tasting of specially selected wines, complemented with freshly pressed olive oil and fresh oven-baked bread. At the end of the day you will be able to head back to Rome full of the sights and tastes of the Italian countryside.